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5mBrett Okamoto

Rampage to fight Saturday after winning appeal

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has won an emergency appeal of an injunction in the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division, which will allow him to compete at UFC 186 on Saturday in Montreal.

55mMichael Wallace

Batum apologizes for anti-Spanish message

Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has apologized for his role in a team motivational message that included an inflammatory remark about Spanish players, which was perceived as a shot at Marc Gasol.


Royals' Herrera suspended for targeting Lawrie

Royals hard-throwing reliever Kelvin Herrera has been suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch behind Brett Lawrie's head during Sunday's game against Oakland.

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Inside Slant: Innovating the NFL schedule

A mathematical method of creating schedules, devised by a group of University at Buffalo doctors, has piqued the NFL's interest.

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Ford: 2015 Mock Draft 4.0

Wolves select UK's Towns No. 1 in Chad Ford's projection of 2015 NBA draft


Draft Academy: Winston meets with Jim Harbaugh

On Draft Academy's latest episode, former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston heads to Ann Arbor in the days leading up to the NFL combine to meet with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who helps prepare Winston for the team meetings in Indianapolis.


Are Islanders fans crossing the line?

Katie Strang discusses the atmosphere inside Nassau Coliseum and the reported vandalism after Sunday's game between the Islanders and Capitals, and how arena staffers will ensure no further incidents take place.

1hKevin Arnovitz

Hawks' Budenholzer named coach of the year

Mike Budenholzer has been named the NBA's Coach of the Year after guiding the Atlanta Hawks to the league's second-best record and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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Kevin Love leads off again

Does two games in a row make it a trend? In Game 1, Love missed the first Cavaliers shot of the night, but he drilled a triple to get things started in Game 2, and the Cavs and Celtics are off to a fast start. Follow live

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Bryant's last 3 AB's...3 Hits, 4 RBI out of 6 Runs the Cubs have scored. (And he scored 1 of the other ones)

Is Padres' offseason spending paying off?

Eduardo Perez: "Only time will tell. I'll tell you right now, it looks pretty good on paper. The team has really hit. And that has been, not a surprise because of the names, but a surprise on the way they've done it in that ballpark."


Former big prospects now in the bigs

With Addison Russell being called up to play 2B, all of the Cubs infielders are 25 or younger. No team has started an entire infield of players 25 or younger this early in the season since the '03 Tigers, who finished 43-119.


Kevin Love holds the key for the Cavs

It's not that Cleveland is overlooking Boston. LeBron simply knows what the Cavs need. "It's very important that Kev stays involved," James said. "For our ultimate goal, Kevin has to be in the rhythm [...] and feel like he's a part of what we're doing, which he is." Follow live

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Are Islanders' fans crossing the line?

The intensity on the ice in the Caps-Isles series has transferred to the fans, forcing arena staffers to take extra precautions to prevent future incidents like the reported vandalism from Sunday's Game 4.


Lightning visit Red Wings for Game 3

After controlling much of the first two games of the series but only coming away with one win, the Lightning take their talents to Hockeytown. Tampa Bay secured just 43 points away from home this season, the fewest among all playoff teams. Follow live

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The Rock clearly doesn't skip leg day...

NBA playoff Game 2's tonight (ET)

  • Celtics at Cavs, 7 p.m. (Cavs lead 1-0)
  • Wizards at Raptors, 8 p.m. (Wiz lead 1-0)
  • Mavs at Rockets, 9:30 (Rockets lead 1-0)

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Running through the 6 with Drake? No

The rapper was scheduled to host a pregame presser before the Raptors host the Wizards, but travel woes forced Drake to cancel his appearance. NBA fans will remember this forever.

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Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

Was really hoping Drake would be able to confirm that woes is really working on excellence or the close friends you can share your woes with

Stanley Cup playoff games tonight (ET)

  • Lightning at Red Wings, 7 p.m. (tied 1-1)
  • Capitals at Islanders, 7:30 p.m. (Isles lead 2-1)
  • Preds at Blackhawks, 9:30 p.m. (Hawks lead 2-1)
  • Canucks at Flames, 10 p.m. (Flames lead 2-1)

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Promoters trade barbs, not signatures

Eleven days out and there's still no contract for Mayweather-Pacquiao. "We agreed that we would all be signatories on the final contract and then they sent us a draft of the agreement and it excluded us," said Bob Arum, Manny's guy. Floyd's camp begs to differ. 'Back alley stuff'

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